Hand painted old Bollywood poster of the Hindi film Aah (1953) for sale.

This is an actual surviving poster of the 1953 black and white Bollywood movie, which featured the greatest entertainer of all time in Bollywood, Raj Kapoor (also known as The Show Man of Indian cinema) in the lead role opposite Nargis.

The film is widely remembered for its blockbuster song “Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat,” which is played till today.

This old Raj Kapoor movie poster was printed and circulated several years after the first release of the film (1960s/1970s). This quirky hand painted vintage Bollywood poster was originally designed for publicity of the film but never ended up being used.

The poster was originally designed on a hand painted canvas by a small time art studio, giving it a very quirky appearance. A single green shade (with light and dark tones) has been used throughout this old Raj Kapoor movie poster when it was printed, further adding to its quirk quotient.

The typography used in this poster is seen in English at the bottom, whereas the top comprises of a line from the blockbuster song “Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat” written in Devanagari Hindi. A translation of the title in Devanagari Hindi is also seen towards the bottom left of this quirky, hand drawn old Indian cinema poster.

This old Raj Kapoor movie poster has been graded as ★★★ AVG (Average) as a number is scribbled on its reverse side (top left hand corner) with a black marker pen. Since the paper is thin, this marking can be faintly seen when the poster is viewed from the front.

Aah is a 1953 black and white Bollywood romantic Hindi film starring Raj Kapoor and Nargis in lead roles. The film was produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Raja Nawathe. This was Nawathe’s first independent directorial venture after working as assistant director to Raj Kapoor in Aag (1948), Barsaat (1949) and Awaara (1951).

Although the film didn’t really make waves at the box office, its music composed by Shankar Jaikishan became very popular. The song “Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat” is remembered till today.

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Film Aah (English translation: Sigh)
Release 1953
Cast Raj Kapoor, Pran, Nargis & Vijayalaxmi
Print Date 1970s
Size 40″x30″ inches (Single sheet or standard movie poster size)
Condition ★★★ Average
Rarity Rare
Folds Two
Artwork Hand painted / Hand drawn
Printer Prasad Process Private Ltd. Madras
Material Paper
Frame Not included
Packing Rolled into unbreakable tube


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